Wengen is on one ‘shelf’, and Murren is on another. Between them is the Lauterbrunnen valley, a gorge 2,000 feet deep.
To get from Wengen to Murren you first descend in the train to the village of Lauterbrunnen itself….
… then you ascend the almost sheer rock wall by cable car to Grussalp.
From the top of the cable car you can look right down to Lauterbrunnen and over to Wengen.
Unless you look carefully, the whole gorge disappears, and it looks as if you could walk over to Wengen!
Zooming in, you can see my hotel, the Sunstar, and my balcony to the left of the station.
Zooming out, you can see the rock wall behind Wengen going up to the Mannleichen range…
… and pulling back still further, you can see the North Face of the Eiger behind the Mannleichen range.
At the other end of the camera’s range, you can pick out a train on its way up to Kleine Scheidegg, approaching the avalanche sheds.
From Grussalp, a little train takes you along the top of the gorge to Murren. It is just one coach, with a goods truck in front.
Parts of the journey are through snow fields, here with Marchegg behind….
…. and parts through the pine forest…
… and there are delightful glimpses of mountain life along the way!
From Murren you get a different view of the same mountains. This is the Eiger…
… and this is the Jungfrau.
Closer to the path, the lichen on this tree gives you an idea of the air quality.
And to end, another little detail. This was a shelf in the top station of the cable car!